Innovation and the Future of Work

Innovation and the Future of Work
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center | 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska


$20 students, $60 professionals

Suji Park, Founder, Food Dreams Made Real and Suji's Cuisine USA

Suji Park
Keynote speaker Suji Park

Suji Park is the global CEO for both Food Dreams Made Real and Suji’s Cuisine. A unique kind of entrepreneur, she has spent much of the past 20 years empowering people and delivering cross-cultural taste experiences.

Park began her executive career when she started a software company in Seoul in her late twenties. Soon after she set out to fulfill her passion for food and the food business. Her culinary journey included self-teaching and more formal training at the French Culinary Institute. She led three restaurants in Seoul, Tokyo and the U.S. Embassy in Japan, and started three food development companies producing convenient, all-natural foods from Korea, Japan and the United States for easy preparation at home.

She and her team moved from Seoul to the heartland of America – Omaha, Nebraska, the “Silicon Valley of packaged foods” as they like to call it. Together with the world’s top food experts, Park has worked tirelessly to create an authentic, all-natural line of convenient Korean food offerings with no added preservatives or MSG.

Conference Agenda
11:15-11:30 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Welcome and Luncheon
12-1 p.m. Keynote address, Suji Park, Founder, Food Dreams Made Real and Suji's Cuisine USA
1-1:15 p.m. Break
1:15-2 p.m. Workshop Sessions

• Coding 101: Your Future Job Skill Requirement led by Libby Gentry

• Makerspaces and Tour of the Nebraska Innovation Studio led by David Martin and Charles Briggs

• Working and Communicating Across Cultures led by Dr. Samantha Fairclough and Chandra Schwab
2-2:10 p.m. Break
2:10-2:55 p.m. Presentations

• Mom Guilt, presented by Emily Olinger from Spreetail

• Artifical Intelligence, presented by Brendan Harkin and Megan Elliott

• When Women Lead Women Win, presented by Danielle Conrad
2:55-3:05 p.m. Break
3:05-3:50 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:50-4 p.m. Closing


Conference Sponsors


Lincoln Community Foundation
Talent Plus